Eberly News

WVU's Eberly College to celebrate 25th anniversary

On July 1, 1993, West Virginia University formally dedicated the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences in honor of the Eberly family—and 25 years later, the College’s dedication to a liberal arts and sciences education is as strong as ever.  On August 21, 2018, the Eberly College will kick off a yearlong celebration of the 25th anniversary of its naming. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend the celebration at 2 p.m. in Woodburn Circle.

Milsmann earns prestigious NSF CAREER Award

Carsten Milsmann, assistant professor in the C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry at West Virginia University, has earned the National Science Foundation’s prestigious CAREER Award for research that could help develop solar energy applications that are more efficient and cheaper to produce.

Lyric logic: English professor receives prestigious Notre Dame fellowship

Johanna Winant, an assistant professor in the West Virginia University Department of English, has accepted a distinguished fellowship at the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Notre Dame to work on her book project.

WVU biologist receives $1.3 million NIH grant to examine fruit flies’ olfactory systems

Andrew Dacks, assistant professor of neuroscience in the Department of Biology, received a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research at West Virginia University on the effects of serotonin in fruit flies.  

Tracy Morris

Morris appointed interim dean of WVU College of Education and Human Services

An award-winning teacher and researcher who has served in several leadership roles at  West Virginia University will guide the  College of Education and Human Services as interim dean, an appointment that will likely encompass the next academic year. 

WVU historian elected president of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America

Robert Blobaum, the Eberly Professor of History at West Virginia University, was elected the first non-Polish president of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America for 2018-2021.

WVU political scientist wins Virginia Gray Best Book Award

During the Progressive Era and the Great Depression, the states led the fight against economic challenges. According to new research from West Virginia University, it is likely that the U.S. will once again have to rely on the states to address today’s massive gap between the rich and the poor.

Mary Parker Follett

Getting to know the 'Mother of Modern Management'

Editor’s Note: Special thanks to Margaret Stout, associate professor in the Department of Public Administration and co-author of “Integrative Process: Follettian Thinking from Ontology to Administration” for her insights on the life of Mary Parker Follett.

Yet again, Einstein’s theory passes the test with flying colors

Einstein’s theory of gravity, general relativity, predicts that all objects fall in the same way, regardless of their mass or composition. But does this principle also hold for objects with extreme gravity? 

WVU geologist receives NASA grant to research environments similar to Mars

Is there life on Mars? One WVU researcher is discovering ways to improve the search for life on the desert planet.